You've poured untold hours, miles and sweat into your passion and now Condor delivers a bicycle frame in a material that will lift your experience of cycling to new heights; which makes you want to go out and ride again and again. We're dedicated to bicycles built with passion, innovation and purpose. Are you?
Acciaio Stainless is a new model in the 2013 Condor range and it uses the highest grade of steel available.The Acciaio Stainless is Condor’s most expensive frameset to date; the raw material is notoriously difficult to work with, complicating and extending manufacturing times, but the end result is a stunning ride which melds top-tier performance with the ability to be ridden all day, into one, single, purebred bicycle.
“Welds are flawless, that can only be achieved through tireless work of human hands with great time and care, and of course a little passion for the product.” Stu Bowers, Cyclist Magazine
Stainless steel has unique ride properties with some similarities to carbon, creating a lively ride that reacts instantly to any pedalling input or changes in direction, at the same time harnessing the age old fundamentals of a steel bike, which feels the road but doesn't feedback harsh bumps into a weary riders' arms.
"It's an endearing ride, but tough to describe, except to say its subtle differences from a carbon bike are apparent. It's got a spring in its step that's hard not to enjoy." Cyclist Magazine January, 2013
There are no tapered head tubes, integrated headsets or oversized bottom brackets. The shape is purposefully traditional, using narrow tubes from Columbus - a classic material built by craftsmen. The superior strength of stainless steel negates the need to oversize the tubes to increase strength.
The Acciaio Stainless is built to order. The small batch production technique we apply ensures that utmost precision is applied during the build. This also means you can decide on your geometry: choose an aggressive position akin to the Leggero and Super Acciaio, or more of a climbing position used on the Baracchi and Acciaio. Riders will be invited to have a bicycle fit and can select a stock geometry from our standard steel range.
The final task is to select a finishing colour. Our colour palette has 50 hues to choose from. We show it in midnight blue, but all the colours are available to view in the store.
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The Acciaio Stainless is available as a complete bicycle build or as a frameset only.